World Dining Etiquette 101

Split the check in Paris? Never. Lick that bit of rice off your chopstick in Tokyo? No. Check out these table manners from around the world before you travel.

In Westchester, we may think slurping is rude, leaving a tip when dining out is standard, waiting for all to be seated before eating is polite, and using a knife and fork is mandatory (except pizza and fried chicken). But our county is just one place in a big world, and dining customs vary based on where you are. Before you travel, take a look at this chart—you may save yourself from embarrassing, culturally insensitive dining drama.



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